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No masks (or protective facial coverings) are required, but masks and social distancing are encouraged. The Arkansas Governor lifted the mask mandate so starting April 1st, 2021 the State of Arkansas will no longer require that people wear masks in public. Now it is up to the individual whether or not they choose to wear a mask. Some local businesses and places open to the public may choose to continue to have a mask requirement, and will usually post their mask policy (along with any other dress code or other requirements). The Steel Horse Rally's policy is "safety first" and we will not impose any mask requirements on any vendor, sponsor, or attendee. However we are encouraging people to "Be smart, be safe, be alive" and to wear a mask if you are comfortable doing so and social distance when possible. Many of the friendly Steel Horse Rally volunteers will be wearing masks/protective face shields and will be wearing gloves as an added safety precaution. Please be respectful of all people no matter what they wear.

Yes, the Steel Horse Rally Inc. has several motorcycle rides and special events throughout the year including the annual Frozen Knuckles Run which kicks off the riding season each spring and helps raise money for the charity. We also have special events to recognize our SHR volunteers and make special donation presentations to the Rally charities. To find out more about any of these events, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you official SHR newsletters and e-mail updates.

One of the nicest things about Fort Smith, Arkansas is that we have nice days for motorcycle riding in almost every month of the year. The temperature in May can range from the 70s to the low-90s during the day. You’ll see some flowers still in bloom and green leaves on the trees as you ride some of the great motorcycle roads in the area. Be sure and pack a jacket for cool nights, a rainsuit/raincoat and lots of sunscreen! The temperatures are usually about 10 degrees cooler in the higher elevations like Mount Magazine, the highest point in the state.

The Steel Horse Rally logos represent the strength, resilience and giving nature of the people in our community who make our world a better place. The SHR is dedicated to the military, veterans, law enforcement and first responders and the charity event helps local charities and our community. The logos symbolize the commitment of the Rally volunteers, board members, president, and sponsors who are dedicated to making the rally the best charity fundraising event that it can be.

The Steel Horse Rally logos are copyrighted and trademarked and are the property of The Steel Horse Rally Inc., a 501(c)3 public charity. Any reuse, reprinting or other use of the logo or Steel Horse Rally images without the express written consent of The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a crime and is prohibited. If you would like to become a sponsor of The Steel Horse Rally, e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here is an answer from Steel Horse Rally President Dennis Snow: 

"The 2021 Steel Horse Rally thunders into Fort Smith, Arkansas this weekend (May 7-8.)
To say that 2020 was a tough year and a challenge for us all would be a massive understatement! 2 short months ago we weren't sure that we were even going to be allowed to have this year's event. We submitted an extensive and detailed plan to the State of Arkansas (which was approved,) as well as to the City of Fort Smith (which was also approved.) This plan outlined several safety precautions that MUST be enforced to proceed with an event of this size. The rally must have permits from state and local authorities to become a reality. For the safety of all rally volunteers, staff, you, and those attending the rally for 2021, there will be NO
sidewalk or street vendors allowed.
 
"ALL vendors must be approved and have the appropriate paperwork to be part of the 2021 rally.
The state health department will be at the 2021 Steel Horse Rally in full force and will make sure we are operating within the guidelines. The state restrictions for masks has been relaxed, but when in a large crowd of strangers, it is highly recommended that you wear a mask and socially distance when possible. I don't like this any more than anyone else, but your safety and well-being is paramount. We want you to come experience the sights and sounds of the 2021 Steel Horse Rally, but mostly importantly, we want you to be safe and enjoy the rally for years to come. So please..."Be Smart...Be safe...Be alive."
We thank you for your incredible support of the past rallies and look forward to seeing you for the 2021 Steel Horse Rally May 7-8.
RIDE HARD!!"

Everyone is welcome at The Steel Horse Rally! You are welcome no matter what you wear on your jacket, vest or shirt (as long as it is not offensive,  obscene or too revealing). No nudity is allowed. The Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity has worked closely with the Fort Smith Police Department, Fort Smith Fire Department, law enforcement agencies, and local businesses, urging everyone to “roll out the welcome mat” for our visitors. Individual businesses may have their own dress codes. When riding in SHR motorcycle events, riders must wear approved protective eye gear. Some event venues and motorcycle dealerships may require additional safety gear.

The Steel Horse Rally Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade is a moving tradition that has grown larger each year. The parade is open to all kinds of motorcycles and is free to all participants. Donations to the Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity are appreciated. Larger 3-wheeled vehicles such as Slingshots may ride in the parade, however, for safety reasons, we ask that these vehicles ride behind all of the two-wheeled motorcycles.

The parade goes underneath a huge American flag displayed between two large Fort Smith Fire Department firetrucks. During the parade, some streets and driveways will be blocked off, so please follow the instructions of law enforcement officers that will be directing traffic.

The Steel Horse Rally Thunder through the Valley Motorcycle Parade is dedicated to "All Who Serve" and honoring those who protect our country and our community. No political campaigning or advertisements allowed in the parade. 

The Steel Horse Rally is now officially a two-state event and most the events and rides take place in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. Arkansas does not require adult motorcycle riders over the age of 21 to wear helmets, however, all riders who are under the age of 21 must wear a helmet. In Oklahoma, motorcyclists under the age of 18 must wear a DOT approved helmet. We always encourage safety first and encourage riders and passengers to wear motorcycle helmets and safety gear. It’s a good idea to check the laws of the state or states you may be riding through. All Missouri motorcycle riders and passengers are required to wear helmets. For more information on motorcycle helmet laws, click here

The Steel Horse Rally is YOUR charity motorcycle rally! The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit charity dedicated to honoring all who serve and helping local charities and the community. We invite you or your business to make a tax-deductible donation to support the Rally by clicking here. We have several sponsorship opportunities and we can customize a sponsorship package for you or your business - click here for more information. We also have opportunities for vendors, volunteers, musicians, pro & am motorcycle racers, and entertainers. For more information on how you can get involved and make a positive impact, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

While there is no fee to attend the Steel Horse Rally, donations appreciated and can be made online or at the rally at the SHR booth in the Vendor Village. Plus, there are several other ways you can donate (for more info, click here). Many rally events have no registration fee, like Steel Horse Rally vendor areas and the SHR Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade which is open to all motorcycle riders. Some events, like musical performances, motorcycle racing and poker runs have a minimum donation amount to participate and some venues may have a entrance or gate fee. The SHR offers special sponsorship opportunities and VIB (Very Important Biker) packages. For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity that helps raise money for local charities. The annual Steel Horse Rally is dedicated to “all who serve” including military, veterans, law enforcement and first responders. Each year, the Steel Horse Rally Inc. accepts applications from charities and organizations that make a positive impact in our community. After the applications are reviewed, the board of directors chooses several deserving charities to receive proceeds and special benefits from the Steel Horse Rally like booth space and an opportunity to get the word out about their organizations. No charity applications are currently being accepted at this time. Due to the postponement of the 2020 Steel Horse Rally, the charities slated to benefit from the 2020 Steel Horse Rally will receive donations raised at the 2021 Steel Horse Rally. For more info, click here

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The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity established in 2015 to benefit local charities, honor veterans, military, law enforcement and first responders, and help the local community.